10 Tips for Negotiating a Car Lease

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Lease a Car for Less With These Tips

Leasing a new car is simple in theory: you’re just paying for the part of the vehicle’s depreciation that occurs during the term of the lease, plus some interest and fees. You can get a car with the latest technology, safety, comfort features, and a full warranty every few years.

In practice, however, leasing can be a confusing process for the uninitiated. Leasing has a language that’s different than you’ll hear in auto buying and getting a car loan. Knowing about the vehicle you’re leasing, how the process works, and what is and is not negotiable will get you a great car lease deal.

On the following pages, we’ll outline the 10 steps you need to know to negotiate the best new vehicle lease.